Logano Goes Back-To-Back with Roush Yates Power
Joey Logano captures back-to-back wins in the Contender Round
Team Penske and Roush Yates have 19 NSCS wins over the past three years
The win marks Ford’s 30th all-time NASCAR Chase victory
KANSAS CITY, Kan., October 20, 2015 – Roush Yates Engines and Ford Performance powered Joey Logano to his second consecutive Chase win at Kansas Speedway, making him two for two in the Contender Round. The win is Logano’s fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory of the season and 13th win of his career.
“I couldn’t be more proud of what we’re doing right now,” said Logano, “I’ve got to thank Shell, Pennzoil, AAA, Coca-Cola, Roush Yates motors. This is a big motor racetrack. I was on the gas a lot and they brought the big steam. We’re such a fast racecar, such a great team. We’ve showed it two weeks in a row now, and this is a lot of fun.”
It was a hard fought battle during the Hollywood Casino 400 on Sunday. Logano started 14th, but had a strong run up to second in the early laps of the race. Logano maintained a spot near the front all afternoon, and took the lead with five laps remaining. He captured the win in a green-white-checkered finish and celebrated with his signature triple axel burn out.
“Last pit stop Todd made a great call and made some great changes,” said Logano. “Then it was that time to find that next level as a driver and find that next little piece to get a little bit more speed out of your car. I was able to race hard and get back to the lead and be able to win.”
“To win back-to-back races in the Contender Round with Joey and Team Penske is quite an accomplishment,” said Doug Yates, President & CEO of Roush Yates. “He had a strong car all day. This is a great achievement and we take great pride in providing the power under the hood.”
The accomplishments of Roush Yates Engines on the track are the result of relationships with great partners including FORD Performance, Mahle Clevite, Cometic Gasket, Del West, Rottler Manufacturing, Mitee-Bite, Universal Technical Institute, Mitsubishi Materials U.S.A., and Safety Kleen. We rely on their products in our engines each week as they play a vital role in our success.
The same expertise and passion that goes into these winning race engines goes into providing our customers with premium performance products. Everyone on the Roush Yates team is dedicated to delivering power, performance and reliability to all of our customers.